Encode And Decode Tiny URL

Encode And Decode Tiny URL hash table

TinyURL is a URL shortening service where you enter a URL such as https:leetcode.com/problems/design-tinyurl and it returns a short URL such as http:tinyurl.com/4e9iAk.

Design the encode and decode methods for the TinyURL service. There is no restriction on how your encode/decode algorithm should work. You just need to ensure that a URL can be encoded to a tiny URL and the tiny URL can be decoded to the original URL.

Encode And Decode Tiny Url Solution

public class EncodeAndDecodeTinyURL {
    HashMap<String, String> map = new HashMap<String, String>();
    String characters = "0123456789abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ";
    int count = 1;

    public String getKey() {
        String key = "";
        while(count > 0) {
            key += characters.charAt(count);
            count /= characters.length();

        return key;

    // Encodes a URL to a shortened URL.
    public String encode(String longUrl) {
        String key = getKey();
        map.put(key, longUrl);

        return "http://tinyurl.com/" + key;

    // Decodes a shortened URL to its original URL.
    public String decode(String shortUrl) {
        return map.get(shortUrl.replace("http://tinyurl.com/", ""));
Last modified October 4, 2020